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The British Army's 16 Regiment Royal Artillery held a changing of the colours parade on 27 January to mark the official transition from the Rapier Field Standard C (FSC)...

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The British Army intends to hold a competition in April to determine the integrator for its Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) programme, according to a service...

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The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) has confirmed to Janes that it will deploy the Leonardo MC-27J Praetorian special operations aircraft by 2030.

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The US Army is moving ahead with the acquisition of a new Common Tactical Truck (CTT) fleet and has outlined its plans for a prototyping competition that could lead to a...

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The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has revealed details of a joint US/UK science and technology programme designed to demonstrate the role that...

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North Korea disclosed on 28 January details about its latest missile launch tests. The tests are the latest in a flurry of launches since the start of the year.

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The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has approved the procurement of Danish company Terma's C-Flex combat management system (CMS) for...

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The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has commissioned its fourth and final Keris-class littoral mission ship (LMS).

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The Philippine Army (PA) is seeking to procure the BrahMos missile system under the third phase of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program...

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[l] at 1/28/22 12:35am
The US Navy (USN) is disputing a Pentagon test report finding of potential design issues with aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78).

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US aerospace and defence parts manufacturer Novaria Group has completed its fourth acquisition in less than a year by buying Advanced Coating, which provides protective...

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Northrop Grumman plans to exit the controversial business of manufacturing depleted uranium (DU) ammunition, the US defence contractor announced on 27 January.

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Senior leaders from the US Air Force (USAF), US Space Force (USSF), and intelligence community (IC) are working to develop joint operational and programme requirements...

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Rafael's Fire Weaver target acquisition and engagement system is set for several demonstrations with armed forces around the world, a company spokesperson revealed to...

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The first six tank hulls that have undergone an automotive improvement as part of the UK's Challenger 3 upgrade have been delivered, Janes learned at the International...

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France is ramping up deliveries of SCORPION armoured vehicles and Nexter is tripling its production capacity to keep up, Janes learnt at the International Armoured...

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US-based hypersonic flight-test services provider Stratolaunch LLC announced on 25 January that it had signed a contract to assist the US Air Force Research Laboratory...

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Turkey's first armed unmanned surface vehicle (USV) integrated with a 12.7 mm remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) has successfully completed firing tests, its...

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NATO has bolstered its enhanced air policing (eAP) mission, with nations providing additional aircraft as concerns over Russian military action in Ukraine grow.

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The Brazilian Navy Marine Corps received its first delivery of 12 Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG U 5000 4×4 5-tonne trucks on 18 January, the Marine Materiel Command told Janes.

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[l] at 1/27/22 9:56am
SituationAs of 25 January 2022, a week on from the 17 January attacks on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis), tensions remain high, with another launch of two ballistic missiles on Abu Dhabi in the early hours of 24 January. These two missiles were successfully intercepted by UAE air defence forces but a statement from the United States Air Force on 24 January stated that the US had also “reacted to multiple inbound threats during an attack near Abu Dhabi”.The UAE Ministry of Defence Joint Operations Command announced that at 04:10 Yemeni time on 24 January a UAE F-16 had destroyed a ballistic missile launcher in Al Jawf, Yemen, in response to the ballistic missile attack at Abu Dhabi.The January attacks by Ansar Allah are likely driven by the group's territorial setbacks in Shabwa region and are likely retaliation for the UAE's renewed involvement in the conflict.Short term (one to three months)The Ansar Allah attacks on the UAE on 17 January 2022 were part of a larger response from the group to its strategic setback in Yemen during the past three months. The UAE's involvement and re-engagement in Yemen has spurred the group to quickly target the UAE, putting at risk the safety of its citizens and its large expatriate community.The follow-on attack of ballistic missiles on the 24 January demonstrates that Ansar Allah perceives pressuring the UAE as a high priority and will highly likely continue to target the country with UAV and missiles attacks over the next one to three months. This second attack also highlighted the potential for the UAE to suffer economic as well as physical damage. According to reporting by business news site Zawya, Dubai's main index dropped 1.4% in the aftermath of Ansar Allah's second attack on 24 January 2022. Striking infrastructure such as airports and oil depots could deter investors and tourists, threatening the Emirati economy as well as its citizens and property.Long term (6 months plus)Any short-term increase in attacks on the UAE will have significant long-term security consequences. First, homeland anti-missile and counter-UAV security will become a priority. Supplies of interceptor missiles and supplies from countries such as the US, as well as recently signed agreements with South Korea for the delivery of the Cheongung II missile system, are likely to become an important political issue.Second, if the UAE were to continue to respond to any further attacks by Ansar Allah with increased airstrikes, such as its 24 January response of attacking Ansar Allah's ballistic missile launcher in Al-Jawf, it is highly likely that the country will increasingly find itself once again committed to the Yemeni conflict. Any increased military actions are therefore likely to lead to increased political commitments over the long term.Third, any increase in involvement by the UAE in Yemen will have political consequences for the country's tentative talks with Iran and also with Saudi Arabia. Although the UAE and Saudi Arabia have had joint success in repelling Ansar Allah from Shabwa in recent months, both countries still have different historical approaches to the conflict, which could come to the fore. The US is likely to carefully watch any increase in air attacks by the UAE in Yemen, especially if civilians are wounded or killed.

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The Bundeswehr has ordered two prototype Boxers fitted with Kongsberg's Protector RS4 remote weapon system (RWS) mounting a 50-cal machine gun, Janes learned at the...

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